WIMBORNE Town will be entering youth teams at different ages into the FA sanctioned Junior Premier League (JPL) next season.

The league was conceived by large clubs from the Midlands, South England and Wales who were interested in developing players through better coaching and better quality matches.

The league’s ethos has now been extended to cover the southern region.

Junior Magpies teams from Cuthbury will be playing on Saturday’s against clubs of a similar stature.

The Midland League has West Bromwich Albion, Walsall, Oxford City as member clubs. The current south division has Bath City, Newport County and Yate Town.

Magpies will still be fully committed to entering teams at all age groups in the Dorset Youth League on Sundays in addition to the JPL League.

This new format is tailored to the development of the individual player and has the clear progression roots for the individual to reach their potential as well as developing new and existing players and coaches so they can compete at an elite level week in week out.

Wimborne’s first-team boss Steve Cuss said: “Since taking over as manager, the football club have developed the links between the youth section and the senior sides to the position where we are able to make this exciting step forward.

“This advanced infrastructure allows players to develop through receiving good coaching and playing at a high standard.

“It also offers players the opportunity to develop with the club from under-sixes through to the first team, while developing the managers and coaches accordingly.”

For further information on opportunities available in the Junior Premier League with Wimborne Town FC contact the club’s football development officer on fdo@wtyfc.co.uk or wimbornefc@aol.com